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Economy, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

‘Superbugs’ could kill hundreds of thousands, cost billions in just 30 years

A dire report from Canadian medical, veterinary and economic experts begins with the words, ”Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is now recognized as a global threat that if not addressed will have a devastating impact on the health and welfare of the» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

New technique greatly improves amputees’ quality of life

A new technique to improve the lives of amputees was performed for the first time in Quebec recently. It involves a titanium rod inserted into the femur and extending outside the body. A prosthesis is then attached to the rod.» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Scientists from around the world issue ‘climate emergency’ warning

I’m an old guy so I’m forced to confess that I lack the intense terror that Greta and her friends feel about where this planet is heading. For me, the terror remains mostly above my shoulders. For the young people–the» 

Health, Indigenous, International, Society

Northwest Territories now has 911 for emergency calls

Sometimes those of us who live in southern Canada forget how different life can be for our distant neighbours living in the country’s three northern territories: Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Some things we take for granted down here» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

When ‘the kindness of strangers’ is more than just a line in a play

Just when you’re ready to give up on humanity, this happens. A kid in Corner Brook, NL is set to host his party for his 11th birthday on Saturday and nobody comes. Never mind the kid, his father is devastated» 

Health, Society

Parents find cannabis candies in child’s Halloween treats

Parents in Nova Scotia discovered an edible cannabis product in the bag of candy their child collected on Halloween. According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), parents from Coldbrook, Annapolis Valley, told investigators that their child was part of» 

Health, International, Society

Let your moustache raise money for men’s health

If you suddenly see more men with a moustache than usual, don’t be afraid…. They do it for a good cause. Since 2003, the month of November has resonated with Movember for many men around the world who grow a» 

Health, Society

New poll finds Canadians oppose sending prescription drugs to U.S.

The overwhelming majority of Canadians are against the Trump administration’s plans to import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada, according to a new opinion poll. Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump called on U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar to speed up» 

Health, International

Obesity and addictive behaviour?

Are obese people addicted to food? It’s an often proposed idea and something researchers in Montreal investigated Dr Alain Dagher (MD. FRCP) supervised the research team. He is a professor in the department of neurology at the Montreal Neurological Institute» 

Health, Society

Nearly a third of Canadians exposed to vehicle pollutants: study

Almost 30 per cent of Canadians live within 250 metres of a major road and so, are exposed to ‘a soup of pollutants’ which are associated with health problems like asthma, cancer and cardiovascular death, say researchers at the University»